The Corozal Drystar glove is a great option for getting out and enjoying the sometimes-cold, often-wet, and quite-likely sloppy conditions that come with spring or fall riding. It’s a great glove to have in the quiver for any season, though—like for that cool-weather nighttime summer ride, or the unexpected thunderstorm. Or use it as a killer ski, snowboard or snowball-tossing glove in the off-season.
And thanks to discreet branding it makes a ready city option, too.
It’s got some light insulation, a waterproof liner, a goes-with-any-jacket short cuff design—and it works with your phone. And bang-for the buck, it’s pretty hard to beat. What more could you want?
Like all Alpinestars gloves the Corozal inherits a lot of DNA from the company’s long tradition of making good quality gloves, often designed for the track. This particular gloves is a close resemblance to the $150 Polar GTX from Alpinestars, which is much the same configuration, but with Gore-Tex and slightly different styling.
The goatskin used in the palm provides the dexterity necessary to fasten the D-Ring on your helmet, and it’s also equipped to work with your smartphone. But it’s no wimp—it gets plenty of reinforcement along the outside edge of the hand, where you’ll need it most if you go down on the bike. It’s also got A-Star’s patented finger bridge between the third and fourth fingers. And the whole knuckle is amply protected with hard armor on top that’s soft and foamy underneath for comfort. Throw in some smartly pre-curved construction and the Corozal is comfortable on long hauls as much as it is for short errands.